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100061
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why an order has been placed for the turreted version of Scout SV before the Critical Design Review has been completed, and when completion of the Review is expected. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2267 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Scout Specialist Vehicle programme was subject to a number of assurance reviews and found to have reached a level of maturity sufficient to commit to a production contract. Sub-system critical design reviews are progressing ahead of the system level critical design review, which is contracted to be completed in March 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2269 more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:16:32.8645085Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:16:32.8645085Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100062
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all the intellectual property for the Scout SV will be held by General Dynamics United Kingdom or by a foreign company. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>General Dynamics United Kingdom owns all the intellectual property generated under the contract and has secured rights of use for pre-existing intellectual property within the supply chain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:30:36.7593021Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:30:36.7593021Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100063
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the decision to order Scout SV has been brought forward from after May 2015. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Scout Specialist Vehicle programme was subject to a number of assurance reviews and found to have reached a level of maturity sufficient to commit to a production contract. Sub-system critical design reviews are progressing ahead of the system level critical design review, which is contracted to be completed in March 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2267 more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:16:33.5676921Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:16:33.5676921Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100064
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the value of work within the Scout SV programme will be carried out in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>An exact figure is not expressed in the contract; however, a substantial proportion of work (around 60% by contract value) will be carried out in the UK, including the design and build of high value sub-systems such as the turret (Bedfordshire), thermal sights (Glasgow), electronic architecture (Hastings), and the armour packs (Wales). The Scout Specialist Vehicle programme represents the biggest single order for a UK armoured vehicle in 30 years and will guarantee at least 1,300 jobs in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:29:56.1071738Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:29:56.1071738Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100065
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Scout SV vehicles are planned to be delivered by the end of 2020. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Scout Specialist Vehicle contract with General Dynamics United Kingdom is for 589 vehicles. Around 230 vehicles are planned for delivery by the end of 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:18:14.8997275Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:18:14.8997275Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether support work, including deep support, for Scout SV will be carried out in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2272 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>There are no constraints for support work on the Scout Specialist Vehicle to be completed in the UK. In line with European competition rules, the full support solution will be subject to open competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:30:12.6868005Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:30:12.6868005Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1002224
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Fijians have joined the British Armed Forces in each of the last 20 years. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL11245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>To be eligible to join the British Armed Forces an individual must be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, either as a sole or dual national. As Fiji is a member of the Commonwealth, its citizens are eligible to apply to join. There is no recruitment process specifically for Fijian nationals. All British, Irish and Commonwealth nationals are required to make an online application and, if successful, will then go through the recruitment and selection assessment process in the UK for the Service they are applying to join.</p><p> </p><p>Information held by the Ministry of Defence on the numbers of Regular personnel who reported a Fijian nationality on joining the British Armed Forces in each Financial Year (FY) since 1998-99 is provided in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of Regular personnel reporting a Fijian nationality on intake to the British Armed Forces (FYs 1998-99 to 2017-18)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Army</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Royal Air Force (RAF)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>160</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>70</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>50</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>70</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>40</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>50</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>170</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>240</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>110</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>220</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>280</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002-03</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>470</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001-02</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>490</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>490</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000-01</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>260</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999-00</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>320</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998-99</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>110</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 2,980 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 3,100 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Nationality is not part of the Royal Navy/Royal Marines and RAF legacy datasets (data held prior to the introduction of the Joint Personnel Administration System) and as such figures for these Services are included only from 2007-08 for Royal Navy/Royal Marines and 2006-07 for RAF.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>The declaration rate for nationality on intake for FY 2017-18 is 99.1%. Some personnel will declare their nationality after intake; figures in this table show nationality declared at intake.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. ‘~’ indicates a number less than 5. ‘-‘ indicates zero.</li></ol><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11246 more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:48:50.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:48:50.427Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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670
star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
1002225
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a policy towards the recruitment of Fijians into the British Armed Forces. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL11246 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>To be eligible to join the British Armed Forces an individual must be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, either as a sole or dual national. As Fiji is a member of the Commonwealth, its citizens are eligible to apply to join. There is no recruitment process specifically for Fijian nationals. All British, Irish and Commonwealth nationals are required to make an online application and, if successful, will then go through the recruitment and selection assessment process in the UK for the Service they are applying to join.</p><p> </p><p>Information held by the Ministry of Defence on the numbers of Regular personnel who reported a Fijian nationality on joining the British Armed Forces in each Financial Year (FY) since 1998-99 is provided in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of Regular personnel reporting a Fijian nationality on intake to the British Armed Forces (FYs 1998-99 to 2017-18)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Army</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Royal Air Force (RAF)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>160</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>70</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>50</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>70</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>40</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>50</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>170</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p><strong>240</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>~</p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>110</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>220</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>280</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002-03</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>470</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001-02</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>490</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>490</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000-01</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>260</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999-00</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>320</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998-99</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>110</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 2,980 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 3,100 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Nationality is not part of the Royal Navy/Royal Marines and RAF legacy datasets (data held prior to the introduction of the Joint Personnel Administration System) and as such figures for these Services are included only from 2007-08 for Royal Navy/Royal Marines and 2006-07 for RAF.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>The declaration rate for nationality on intake for FY 2017-18 is 99.1%. Some personnel will declare their nationality after intake; figures in this table show nationality declared at intake.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. ‘~’ indicates a number less than 5. ‘-‘ indicates zero.</li></ol><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11245 more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:48:50.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:48:50.52Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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670
star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
1002239
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Submarines more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Commanding Officers of nuclear submarines have access to a military lawyer about the law of armed conflict. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL11260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>All Service personnel, including Commanding Officers of ballistic missile submarines, receive training on the law of armed conflict (LOAC), including during initial basic training phases, staff courses and promotion courses. Personnel are also required to undertake annual LOAC training to agreed standards.</p><p>Her Majesty's Government, which receives legal advice, is clear that the use of nuclear weapons - like all weapons - would be subject to the requirements of the LOAC. Only the Prime Minister can authorise the firing of nuclear weapons and the Commanding Officer of the ballistic missile submarine must confirm that the authorisation to fire meets the rigorous authentication processes in place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:49:28.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:49:28.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1002282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the minimum buy of Sea Lightning (F35B) aircraft to ensure the ability to deploy two carriers with the planned 35 jets on each carrier in a national emergency. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11303 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not recognise the term 'Sea Lightning', with 'F-35B Lightning' the designation jointly agreed by the First Sea Lord and the Chief of the Air Staff. Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 stated our intent to buy 138 F-35 Lightning aircraft over the life of the programme. The first tranche of 48 aircraft will be the F-35B; decisions on subsequent tranches of Lightning will be taken at the appropriate time. We are on track to generate two front-line squadrons of F-35B Lightnings by 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:11:16.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:11:16.157Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1002283
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Trident Submarines more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the extra £1 billion for defence in 2018–19 and 2019–20 announced in the budget will be for the Dreadnought programme. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11304 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The £1 billion for Defence announced in the 2018 Budget is additional funding to ensure that the Armed Forces can continue to modernise and invest in key priority capabilities. We will decide how much of this funding is for Dreadnought as part of our normal budgeting process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:33:38.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:33:38.73Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1002284
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Decorations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 15 October (HL10447 and HL10448), when the decision was made to rescind the written confirmation given in 1998 to retiring heads of service that they would be treated in exactly the same way as retired 5 star officers. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11305 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We have made no changes to the agreed five-star privileges accorded to the former Heads of Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:11:33.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:11:33.223Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among (1) serving members of the British Armed Forces, and (2) former service personnel. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL11334 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Defence Statistics publishes annual reports on mental health in the UK Armed Forces. The most recent of these shows that, in the financial year 2017-18, 299 UK Armed Forces personnel had an initial assessment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at a Ministry of Defence (MOD) Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH). This represents 0.2% of the total Armed Forces population, or 2 in 1,000 personnel.</p><p>Neither the Ministry of Defence nor the Department of Health hold equivalent verified data on the number of former Service personnel who were diagnosed with a mental disorder (including PTSD) after leaving service. However, the Government is committed to ensuring that ex-Service personnel receive effective care and treatment through the NHS, and in his Budget on 29 October the Chancellor announced an additional £10 million to support veterans' mental health projects. The £10 million will be distributed to projects throughout the UK by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust under an open application programme to be called the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:31:24.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:31:24.933Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Astute Class Submarines more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the planned reduction of the Astute submarine fleet will have on the UK’s broad strategic defence goals after Brexit. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11340 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to my announcement of the written statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Gavin Williamson) in the House of Commons on 14 May 2018 (HLWS660). The Ministry of Defence has always planned to procure seven Astute-Class Submarines and these plans have not changed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:09:17.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:09:17.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name 20180514_HLWS660_Astute_Boat_7.docx more like this
unstar this property title 20180514 - WMS Astute Boat 7 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1002500
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many destroyer and frigate vessels will be required to meet the UK broad strategic defence goals after Brexit. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11341 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, the Government is currently committed to a surface fleet of 19 Frigates and Destroyers. The Type 45 Destroyers are hugely capable ships and have been deployed successfully on a range of operations worldwide. They continue to make an enormous contribution to the defence of the UK and our international partners. We want the first Type 31e Frigate in 2023, with five ships delivered by the end of 2028. The Type 31e will replace the fleet of General Purpose Type 23 Frigates. We have signed a £3.7 billion contract for the first batch of three Type 26 Frigates. All eight Type 26 Frigates will be built by BAE Systems on the Clyde, securing the future of shipbuilding in Scotland. These plans have not changed as a consequence of Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:46:33.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:46:33.813Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipbuilding more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether orders for new Solid Support Ships and Type 31e frigates are being dealt with as part of the UK’s shipbuilding strategy. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11342 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Yes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:29:42.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:29:42.363Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 45 Destroyers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fit T45 destroyers with strike length MK 41 vertical launching systems as part of their Power Improvement Project. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL11343 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Power Improvement Project for the Type 45 Destroyers is separate from the Royal Navy's continuing review of their operational requirements to ensure warships are equipped with an appropriate array of offensive and defensive weapons to enable them to fulfil their operational roles. We will not reveal details of the nature of such considerations as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:07:03.417Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:07:03.417Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1005584
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Red Arrows more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies they expect to provide the £2.5 billion in foreign direct investment for the UK which the Royal Air Force expects to be generated by the Red Arrows' 2019 tour of the US and Canada. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL11355 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The RAF is a key contributor to the UK's prosperity agenda by facilitating the GREAT campaign's targeted commercial and wealth generating activities within designated countries which for the 2019 tour will be the US and Canada. The £2.5 billion is an estimate based on previous tours. It is too early to provide the names of companies we expect to provide foreign direct investment as agreements have still to be reached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:11:26.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:11:26.187Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
100559
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they expect the Scout SV to prove superior in capabilities to VBCI and CV90 vehicles. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2296 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Scout vehicle was chosen by the Army after an extensive assessment period and a competitive process which examined a number of different vehicle options. Scout was selected because it delivered the optimum value for money and the overall balance of capability required to provide a genuine multi-role platform for the Army against a demanding set of requirements. Scout is a fully digitised armoured vehicle which will deliver a step change in versatility and agility for the Army. Scout will be able to conduct both close combat and reconnaissance tasks and will be equipped with a sensor suite and sighting system that will double the range at which all types of target can be detected from the ground, providing a genuine force multiplier to the Army.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T17:32:46.758524Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:32:46.758524Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100560
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there is to be no assembly or production line for the Scout SV vehicle in the United Kingdom; and what, if any cost savings they anticipate as a result of that arrangement. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The contract let is in accordance with the Armoured Fighting Vehicle Sector Strategy, announced by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on 23 June 2009. The strategy made clear that it is not necessary to retain industrial capabilities in the UK in order to achieve appropriate operational sovereignty. The strategy was intended to make greater use of the global market, particularly within the EU and NATO. This remains the case for Scout Specialist Vehicle. General Dynamics United Kingdom was selected on the basis of the best value for money for the MOD and has decided to use the production facilities at General Dynamics European Land Systems in Spain. Neither of the final competition bidders planned to assemble the entire vehicle in the UK; both planned to make best use of their established international facilities and supply chains. Following production of the first 100 vehicles, an option does exist to transfer vehicle assembly to the UK subject to an economic case being accepted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T17:11:48.1804256Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:11:48.1804256Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100561
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they anticipate on the operations and value of the Defence Support Group as a result of overseas assembly of and support for the Scout SV vehicle. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2298 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>There will not be an impact on the operations and value of the Defence Support Group (DSG). It was not assumed that DSG would be involved in the assembly of the Scout Specialist Vehicle, and DSG will be able to bid for the future support contract when it is competed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T17:12:13.4298188Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:12:13.4298188Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property tabling member
621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100562
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the effect on the costs of production of the Scout SV vehicle of the non-production of the Pizarro II vehicle from which it is derived. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2299 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for General Dynamics. The Scout Specialist Vehicle contract price was secured through international competition and represents value for money regardless of any plans for the Pizarro II vehicle.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T17:12:39.4545465Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:12:39.4545465Z
star this property answering member
3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property tabling member
621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
100563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumptions have been made about the exportability of the Scout SV vehicle family; and what benefits they expect the United Kingdom to derive from any such exports. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2300 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation is currently assisting General Dynamics United Kingdom in identifying international prospects for the vehicle. The benefit expected from defence exports is a contribution to economic growth.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T16:54:37.9137537Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:54:37.9137537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property tabling member
621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1005647
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Health more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take to help to improve the health and wellbeing of military veterans. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL11418 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government wants to continue to support veterans and to do more, which is why on 14 November 2018 we published the Strategy for our Veterans (Cm 9726) and supporting UK Government Consultation Paper (Cm 9727) that outlines what we aim to do and consults on how we will achieve it. The full documents can be found at the following link:</p><p><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans. </strong></p><p> </p><p>By 2028 we will be doing more to ensure that each veteran is valued, contributing and supported. One of our aims is that all veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to contribute to wider aspects of society. In order to achieve this outcome, we will focus our efforts on enabling consistency of medical outcomes for veterans, through a smooth transition of provision from in-Service to post-Service and sharing effective practices amongst clinical and healthcare communities; providing bespoke treatment for those veterans who have bespoke needs because of their service, and targeting any identified health and wellbeing needs of veterans in comparison to the general population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Veterans’ health is broadly aligned with that of the rest of the general population and most veterans’ health requirements are sufficiently met by existing NHS provision. However, several tailored initiatives are already in place to cater for specific veteran needs, including priority access to NHS secondary care in England, Scotland and Wales for Service related conditions, subject to the clinical need of all patients. Further work is also ongoing to increase awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant within the NHS, such as the Royal College of General Practitioners Accreditation programme (over 90 GP practices in the pilot area of the West Midlands) and Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance, improved e-learning packages and the inclusion of the Covenant as part of the curriculum for all GPs nationally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:21:38.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:21:38.117Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name Strategy_for_our_Veterans_FINAL.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Strategy for our veterans more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 26 Frigates more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to naming one of the new type 26 global combat ships after the City of Plymouth. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL2312 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 30 October 2014 to the noble Lord, Lord West of Spithead (Official Report, column WA184).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-07T14:52:22.3458406Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:52:22.3458406Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property file name Type 26 Frigates.doc 30 October 2014.doc more like this
unstar this property title Hansard Extract 30th October 2014 more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
100576
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategic policy on the use of armed drones was put in place before withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL2313 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have played a vital role in supporting UK and coalition forces in Afghanistan. On current plans, in line with the withdrawal of UK combat troops, all of the UK Reaper RPAS will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year. Her Majesty's Government has been clear it plans to retain the Reaper RPAS, principally for its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Reaper can be utilised in a variety of environments and roles and has recently been deployed to support operations the Middle East</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:53:57.0266975Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:53:57.0266975Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
100607
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading RFA Argus more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to expand the instructions given to RFA Argus so as to enable its medical facilities to assist all urgent cases from Sierra Leone or nearby states. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>RFA ARGUS is deployed to support the Government's efforts in Sierra Leone. Her primary role is to act as a logistics lift capability and aviation platform, with three embarked Merlin helicopters. RFA ARGUS does, however, have a limited medical capability on board to treat disease and non-battle injury. Treatment of those suffering from Ebola is carried out at separate facilities ashore, the first of which opened in Kerry Town on 5 November and will have the capacity to treat 80 local patients. Also at Kerry Town the UK military is currently manning a 12 bed treatment unit for national and international healthcare workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T14:57:55.61541Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:57:55.61541Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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1006666
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Allowances more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what allowance is paid to Ministry of Defence officials based in offices outside London when they are required to stay overnight in London in connection with their work. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11446 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) can claim for the additional expense incurred through economy class travel, overnight accommodation booked through the Defence Travel Hotel Booking Service and the cost of subsistence when undertaking business travel (also known as 'duty travel' or 'detached duty'). This may be for a meeting, conference, approved training course, or other business requirement, at a location different to an employee's usual place of work.</p><p>In addition to the necessary expenses incurred through travel, accommodation and subsistence, MOD civil servants who travel and stay overnight can claim an Incidental Expenses Allowance of £3 per night in the UK for additional, specific miscellaneous costs such as laundry charges.</p><p>In accordance with the Civil Service Management Code, staff should not profit from official duties, nor be out of pocket. The MOD has clear policies and guidance on what may be claimed, and on audit requirements for individual travellers, line managers and business areas.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:17:23.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:17:23.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1006693
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Patrol Craft more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government at how many days readiness Batch 1 River-class offshore patrol vessels are held; and whether such vessels are fully manned when held in readiness. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL11473 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>It is Ministry of Defence policy not to publish details of the readiness states of individual Royal Navy vessels or types for the purpose of safeguarding national security.</p><p>The Noble Lord will be aware of the Secretary of State's announcement, on 22 November, 2018 that we will retain the three Royal Navy Batch 1 Offshore Patrol Vessels, for at least the next two years. HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn will forward-operate from their namesake rivers - from Newcastle, Liverpool and the Cardiff area respectively - safeguarding UK waters and supporting fishery protection.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11474 more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:27:09.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:27:09.643Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1006694
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13